Trees - Marion Sidebottom

Marion Sidebottom

Photographer & Artist, MA, ARPS

B5 Ancient Beech & its Fungi

As Artist-in-Residence at the City of London Corporation's Epping Forest I took many pictures of their ancient and veteran trees to highlight their importance both culturally and environmentally. I was drawn to this particular lapsed Beech pollard as it demonstrates beautifully the many types of fungi that can live on and around one hollow ancient tree. This tree and the incredible life that it supports exists as a small ecosystem within the wider forest ecosystem. It was taken at High Beach in Epping Forest.

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